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Undergraduate Course Details
Number CSC 263
Title Database Systems
Credits 4.0
Prerequisites CSC202J
Winter/Spring 2016 Classes
Sec Ref # Dates Days Times Location Instructor
S1 3459 1/21/16 - 5/9/16 R 4:30pm - 8:30pm MH-210 Bo J Hatfield
01 3466 1/19/16 - 5/16/16 R 4:30pm - 6:30pm MH-210 Bo J Hatfield
L21 3468 1/19/16 - 5/16/16 R 6:30pm - 8:30pm MH-210 Bo J Hatfield


This course is an in-depth study of the underlying principles of database systems. Topics include data modeling and reduction, physical representations of data and access paths, and the semantics and theory of several major approaches to data base organization, including relational and object-relational. Extensive discussion of query generation and optimization is included for at least one database system. Three lecture hours and three hours of scheduled laboratory per week, plus programming work outside of class.